2009-04-30 / Local & State

Small Boy Nearly Hit By School Bus; Mother Charged

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _- Police say a small boy nearly caused a school bus crash when he wandered into a Philadelphia street.

Two children on the bus were treated for minor injuries Friday morning after the bus swerved and made a sudden stop.

Police say they are filing charges against the boy's mother, who lives 12 blocks away in the city's East Mount Airy section.

Authorities say the youngster's face and body were covered with scars. He was turned over to the Department of Human Services and was to be given a medical checkup.

Police say the woman's boyfriend, who was also in the home, is being charged. Officers allege the man had beaten the woman just before authorities arrived at the house.

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